I have two questions regarding the changes done in Pega 8.1
1. In Layout palette of section, could not find column Repeat Layout option. Is it deprecated ? If so, what options are available to display repeating data column wise ?
2. Also checked that Legacy options like Smart Layout are not present, but those options are required to present data to generate PDF for pega, because using dynamic layout will make the data positioning distorted in PDF. What options are available for it ?
The requirement is to present all result column wise.
If I am using double or triple inline grid , then its not possible to refer a pagelist property to render the document and also extend the layout for all instances of a pagelist. Won't be serving the purpose.
To address the second issue,compact css file which contains default styles for the PDF helps to render dynamic layout formats in PDF ( inline grid double, triple etc ). you can by pass (via DSS setting) the huge stylesheets coming from skin and use this compact stylesheet instead. This compact stylesheet is an available rule which can be further customized.
Following are the ways to Ignore application skin and use pyCompactStylesforPDF.css instead.
Using DSS Setting:
Set DSS setting, UseCompactStylesforPDF to true
Using Activity Parameter:
Call any of the activites (CreatePDF/pyAttachAsPDF/HTMLToPDF ) by setting UseCompactStylesforPDF to true.
UseCompactStylesforPDF param takes the precedence over DSS settinga and DSS setting will be used if this param is not passed explicitly .